Emollients that are solvents in relation to very sensitive skin.
Sometimes my light (intellect) is dim, and it comes on very slowly, but I usually get there eventually.
I co-developed a deodorant (emulsified cream) for ultra sensitive skin, with myself being the ultra sensitive test subject. As I, with the help of my intellectual sounding boards, have finally come up with a possible conclusion. (Let me preface by saying, the current product is a 98% reduction in irritation over ANY commercial non-aerosol product I have ever tried.) The conclusion I/we have arrived at, is that some of the emollients be sold are also strong solvents. These strong solvents cannot distinguish what we want solvated, hence they are sometimes doing their work on our sebum. In a situation where skin is very sensitive, the reduction/removal of this sebum protection can lead to enhanced irritability from ingredients we would not normally consider irritations.
So if this is correct…(no guarantee…still in theory stage)… What are some of the best emollients for a deo…. (for me….best would be dry, and possibly even volatile) that bring the emolliency without bringing the solvent aspect? Do they exist?
Here is what I have on hand, but open to new things….but easier to work with what I have: (And yes…some of these are just straight up solvents!)D5Isoamyl laurate
lauryl laurateCetearyl IsononanoateIsononyl IsononanoateIsostearyl Isostearate
IPMIsododecaneUndecane and TridecanePPG-15 Stearyl EtherC12-13 Alkyl LactateCaprylyl MethiconeCetyl Ethylhexanoate
I did leave out some other common ones I have…that I feel were too oily (like C12-15 AB, CCT, CCC, etc.
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